• Short Summary

    Composer Eric Coates conducts an orchestra playing his famous composition 'London Bridge'.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Now Pathetone has pleasure in presenting - A Camera Interview with Eric Coates - the famous Composer and Conductor."

    London.

    C/U of composer Eric Coates looking out over the rooftops of London. Nice shots of London; arches of a bridge over the River Thames, commuters walking over a bridge. Commentator talks of Eric's 'Knightsbridge March' being well-known as the theme tune of 'In Town Tonight'.

    We then see Eric sitting at a desk, at work on a new composition called 'London Bridge'. Then we go over to a studio at St John's Wood, where an orchestra is preparing to play the piece for a broadcast and recording. Announcer John Snagge introduces Eric Coates who says he has written the music to try to convey a picture of the thousands of people who walk across London Bridge every day. Eric conducts the orchestra as they play this stirring music.

    Great shots of commuters on London Bridge and traffic moving across the bridge are intercut with shots of the orchestra.

    I love this music!

    (Followed by Pathetone end titles.)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1096.24
    Media URN:
    38238
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1934
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:55:00 / 01:59:51:00
    Canister:
    PT 218

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment